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Training Costs & What’s Included



To ensure you're set up for success, every Boone Center program begins with a two-day on-boarding to provide you:

  • Training on the full program, with MarriageStrong training certification
  • Group walk-throughs of program presentations and discussions
  • Recommendations and best practices for bringing the program back home

The weekend training schedule is Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Each day includes two to three short breaks and a lunch. A light breakfast and lunch is provided each day of the training and is included in the cost of the training.

The one-time program cost, including two-day training seminar: $400 (a $50 discount is applied if spouse does not attend training seminar). This low program rate is made possible thanks to grants and donations, allowing the program to reach a wider audience. Most couples find attending the training seminar as a couple is worth the price of the program alone.


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The MarriageStrong Leader's Manual guidance

There is no limit to the number of groups or number of times that group leaders can lead MarriageStrong following participation in a Boone Center training seminar.

The meetings over the course of 9 weeks focus on the following topics:

  • Discovering the truth about marriage and how the past affects current relationships
  • Identifying the heart of the conflict cycle and learning constructive ways to manage conflict
  • Learning about the boundaries as a couple that will guard against the burnout, unrealistic expectations, feelings of inadequacy, isolation, and loneliness that often exist in the ministry, leadership, and service
  • Embracing couple differences in personality characteristics and spiritual gifts and learning how to encourage each other in spiritual and emotional growth
  • Deciding as a couple to benefit their marriage through leadership and service
  • Learning about who they are together and the definition of "us-ness"


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